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A Woman’s Coffeehouse Collective Records

Identifier: Tretter-162

Scope and Content

The Woman’s Coffeehouse Collective records include the surveys regarding the Woman’s Coffeehouse policies, applications for the newsletter, correspondence to and from Coffeehouse members, contracts and other planning documents for events at the Woman’s Coffeehouse, and a cassette tape recording of a meeting.


  • Creation: 1976-1985, undated


Language of Materials

Collection material in English

Restrictions on Access

Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.

Restrictions on Use

Please contact staff regarding copyright status of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under fair use provisions of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code).

Historical Note

A Woman’s Coffeehouse, which was based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and grew from a 1975 fundraiser for the Lesbian Resource Center to a functional weekly coffeehouse in 1976. The Coffeehouse Collective, its governing body, operated the coffeehouse until it closed in 1989. Its primary function was to “support and nurture the social, cultural, and political life of the Twin Cities lesbian community."


.42 Linear Feet


The Woman’s Coffeehouse Collective records include the surveys, applications, correspondence, and documents from planning events at the Woman’s Coffeehouse.


This collection has been maintained in its original order and is listed by folder title.

Source of acquisition

The Woman’s Coffeehouse Collective records were donated in part by Janet Dahlem.

Processing Information

Processors include: Heather Dahlgren, Susan Hoffman, and Jennifer Shaw. Most recent processing efforts completed in part with funds provided by the State of Minnesota from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the Minnesota Historical Society.

A Woman’s Coffeehouse Collective records, 1976-1985
Heather Dahlgren, Susan Hoffman, and Jennifer Shaw
2013, December 2014
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Language of description
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Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Jean Nickolaus Tretter Collection in GLBT Studies Collecting Area